Food Passion

PASSION – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something The term PASSION has almost become a cliche, an easy buzzword to convey a feeling without really experiencing or expressing the meaning. Because of this it is amazing and refreshing when you get to experience the presence of someone that… Read More

Inspiration From Genius

On a recent trip to Chicago I had the fortunate opportunity to go to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in Oak Park. I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright and have found inspiration from the expression of his philosophy and values evident in his work. There is no detail too small was one… Read More

Eat Yourself Well?

“The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to ward off heart attack and stroke. About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with… Read More

2013 Movies, Books, Music and … More

2013 is going to be an amazing year of personal and professional growth and development for me. Along the way I intend to continue to experience the things that I personally enjoy and in addition I plan to watch 52 movies in the theater, purchase 52 CD’s of newly discovered music and to read 24… Read More

A Good Reason to Sleep With Your Butcher?

The joke at cooking class was that it would be worth it to sleep with your butcher to get as good a cut of beef as we were having this evening. Although it was a very exceptional cut, I would have to disagree and that was the only thing I would disagree with for the… Read More

Sentimental Waters

This is a fishing blog that is punctuated with some thought provoking quotes and pictures of good times. Enjoy! “To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy.” ~ Norman Maclean from the book “A River Runs Through… Read More

The Classic with a Twist

The Dirty Martini, as featured at Linage Restaurant in Brookline Massachusetts, exemplifies a twist on the classic cocktail. Today’s bartenders are not simply bartenders. but are performance artists and craftsman. Mixologists! Mud Puddle, Inc has a great collection of classic cocktail books for anyone that is interested in researching some of the classics and honing… Read More

Autumn Hazelnut Cooking Class at Cook’s Pots and Tabletops

Cook’s Pots and Tabletops had an amazing cooking class this evening featuring Autumn Hazel Cooking, taught by Jan Robert-Dominguez, author of the recently published book Oregon Hazelnut Country Cookbook. The book is a well written and crafted book done completely in Oregon and would make a great Christmas gift for family, friends or yourself! The… Read More

Good Food, Great Medicine

A friend recommended this book/cookbook to me, Good Food Great Medicine, and I can’t say enough about how it has transformed my attitude and actions towards food, eating and living well. There are no shortcuts to being healthy, but there are some fun ways to get there and eating well makes the journey worthwhile. I… Read More